A COLWYN BAY winner of Drag Race UK will play herself on soap Emmerdale.

Emmerdale villagers will celebrate Pride next month and The Vivienne, the first ever winner of Drag Race UK in 2019, will grace the community with a visit.

The episode will see the village church and LGBTQ+ communities join forces for a day of celebration.

“I am so happy that I will be part of Emmerdale's first ever Pride,” said The Vivienne.

“My role is to officially open the event on the stage! It's great for Emmerdale to be doing this and I’m delighted to be part of it.

"We’re making that little bit of history for all the gays and the LGBTQ+ community and it’s just an absolute honour."

The Vivienne, real name James Lee Williams, had become popular with audiences in the hit series as the epitome of Scouse humour.

She grew in Colwyn Bay and attended Rydal Penrhos School before moving to Liverpool as a teenager.

Show creator RuPaul said The Vivienne was "a perfect example of the 21st century British queen", while judge Alan Carr hailed her "trademark wit".

Viewers will be able to see The Vivienne’s appearance with the Emmerdale cast on ITV at the end of June.

Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks said: "We're absolutely thrilled to welcome The Vivienne to Emmerdale to help our villagers celebrate this year's Pride event in style.

"The Vivienne will add a dash of her own inimitable wit and fabulousness to the show and will certainly raise a few eyebrows in the process."